Wednesday, 9 February 2011

WOYWW ... a bit of a mess, I think

I know, normally I don't play along ... but just love to see what others are up too - to be fair, I think I also use that nosey time to see how others store they yummy craft stuff. But I thought this week, why not play along for a change - I was also wondering why I have a lovely big craft desk but surround myself with so much, that I only have a small place to work LOL. 

Anyway, here are a couple of images;




I'm at present working on a baby card for a neighbour who I found out yesterday had a little boy.  I'm also trying to catch up with the 52 cards and 52q's over on UKS - as well as catch up on my scrapping.  I have so many ideas rattling around in my head - I'm sure it will explode one day!

While working on the 52 cards - I've set myself a challenge to use up all my old stash and the left over bits - so I found a shoe box, and I've filled it, plus if I keep it close to hand, fingers crossed I'll see just the paper's I'm looking for.

Anyway - do head over to Julia's and check out the other WOYWW ... some great things to see :)

47 comments:

  1. Well done you on taking part. I keep saying I am going to join in but I'd need to tidy up my desk first lol x

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  2. A very creative looking desk with lots going on, thanks for sharing :)
    Have a great WOYWW,
    Karen #58

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  3. Use up your old stash.... well, I believe you if you say so....
    Great pics, thanks for showing us!

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  4. It's great to see other people's work space. I would share mine, but it is the kitchen table and I have to clear everything off it once I have finished something. One day.....!

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  5. Hi Sandra
    i look forward to me wens mooch around the blogs, lovely creative desk, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(11)

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  6. Thanks for a peep at your work desk Sandra! I think I might play along next week - this weeks picture would not be very interesting at all as everything is just piled up on top after my weekend away :)

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  7. Welcome to WOYWW busy creative desk this week.
    Have fun using up your scraps !
    hugs judex19

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  8. yep, me too, a big or longish craft bench but I end up working in an 1"x1" square! Happy WOYWW!!
    ((Lyn))

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  9. forgot to say!! Welcome to WOYWW!!

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  10. We always surround ourselves with the things we love Sandra, which explains why you have so little space left on your desk!! Nice to see you back again.

    Hugs
    Brenda 89

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  11. Er, shoebox? I might need a skip, because I can't bear to throw anything out - even little tiny scraps. Yes, my desk is a mess :)

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  12. I do exactly the same Sandra and I dont dare photogaph mine at the moment

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  13. Looks like a happy desk to me! (sorta like mine I have to admit! Lol)
    Good idea to use up your stash...so frugal! *smile*
    Thx for visiting me...
    #14

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  14. I have a theory that we cannot craft happily unless we are nice and cosy, and that means filling spaces around us - sort of nesting. I too have a huge work surface, but the usable space is getting smaller day by day.

    By the way, you do realise that as you use your old stash, you will be cutting and using bits of other stuff too and that will, in its turn, fill another box of stash. I have a large really Useful Box that I am supposed to be using up - we'll see how I have done by the end of the year. Good luck with yours.

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  15. Wonderful area! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. A very 'crafty' work area Sandra - lots going on. Good luck with the using up of your bits.

    Toni xx

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  17. Hey Sandra....that is NOT messy in my book, just busy!

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  18. Looks like you've got plenty of creative stuff going on - just what a desk should be!

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  19. Hi Sandra,
    Good luck using up your old stash! Your desk is not that messy...mine would look worse than that most days if I didn't pile everything on the floor! Hey there's a tip for you! Thanks for visiting.
    Susan xxox #24
    http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

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  20. Thank you so much for taking the time to join in the fun!! Always so interesting to see what every one else is up to!
    thanks for sharing AND for popping by my blog
    xxxFairy leonie
    ps your desk is not that messy!!!!!!

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  21. Hi Sandra, That looks like my kind of desk. Lots of really nice and useful looking supplies and really, it's not at all messy.

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  22. MM I have to make two baby cards too (girls so will do two the same)have been thinking about that plus the rest of birthdays in Feb dont know but bad month for them! thanks for sharing and popping over!
    Shaz in Oz.x

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  23. Lovely craft space you have shared love the fact that there is so much happening on it - good luck with using all the odds and sods of paper ~ Nicky no.9

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  24. It's a great idea to use your old stuff - I'm trying to do that, too, and haven't bought anything major recently. It kind of feels pretty good.

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  25. Very busy and crafty area! Looks like a lot of fun stuff to play with. Vickie

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  26. Busy desk is a happy desk! I need to start making more cards to fill my card basket & use some of the scrap I have too!

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  27. Thanks for your lovely comment about my butterfly wreath. I'm very impressed with your 52 cards from existing stash I so wish I could be that disiplined but I cant stop myself Hugs Pam x

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  28. Hi Sandra, that's a lovely creative crafty space you have there. To be sure your head would have exploded at CHA... it was an adventure of a lifetime and as a retailer you should try to make it one day.
    Yes! you are welcome to rummage through my stash ( and tidy it all up for me if you will too!) the customs did a full job rummaging through my friend Carol's stash at LA!! Left mine alone!
    JoZarty x ... +Thanks for visiting!

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  29. Hi Sandra,
    Thanks for showing us your work space. Nice and handy with all your crafting tools. Sounds like you are super busy with all your cards. I have a box of scraps that I keep on hand just in case. Its a great way of using up those little bits and pieces :-)

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  30. You have a very nice working place - not a mess at all compared with mine! And lots of beautiful papers!
    So, you too have set a challenge to yourself, like I did with the lost and found objects... :)
    Thanks for sharing (and visiting)!
    -Tuire

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  31. Howdy Sandra,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    I don't think your space is messy - it looks mighty productive!

    Would love for you to follow my blog, and comment on some of my art when you have a moment or 2!
    www.lulu-too-beaucoup.blogspot.com/
    www.scrap-a-thon.com - Scrap-A-Thon Scrapbooking Retreat Oct 2011!

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  32. Your desk look lovely and busy, nothing like a crammed full desk to get those creative juices flowing, blessings Hilde

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  33. What a very busy creative space! I've been trying to use up supplies that I have too....we'll see how long that works before I give in and buy new goodies! lol Star 102

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  34. Lovely busy desk there! I too occasionally fill up a box with old bits and pieces and get creative from it - it never lasts long but it does get me kick started to make something! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. thats a great desk, I too have a large desk but rarely have more than 6 inches square to work on lol tho I have been very good at tidying this week. Hope you join in again.x

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  36. I always love to take a peep at other people's space, too :-) Yours looks great! And I love the idea of using up old stash and leftovers xx

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  37. Oh, Sandra this does make me chuckle. My hubby is always shocked at how I work on projects and can't beleive the tiny space that is left that I work in. I keep telling him that it is how a creative person works.....and I don't like putting things back.

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  38. I am so glad you decided to play along! Otherwise we wouldn't have seen your lovely and creative space! Lots of great stash! And a wooden box just waiting to be altered :)
    Thanks for visiting me!
    xoxo Karen

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  39. I would have so much fun losing myself in there it looks like a wonderful playground to me
    hugs June

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  40. Love the new look to your blog, and thanks for letting us invade your craft room.

    Kat

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  41. Eh, lass... I'm glad its not just me that has a big desk & works in a small place! xxx

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  42. It's the law Sandra, you fill as much space as you can to be surrounded by what you want to work with or be inspired by, and then you work in a teeny space at the front of your desk. To be honest, you have way more space than is usual!! You have a pretty surrounding.

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  43. Thanks for the snoop in your craft room Sandra. It's so nice to see how others layout their craft stash. I know what you mean about ideas filling your head! *Ü* I seem to be getting less sleep every night! Love the birds and spring feel to your blog. TFS. ~Glen~

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  44. Thanks for your comment
    I love crafting I have the mess to prove it :)

    Cate

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  45. Pleased to see that your work area is just as messy as mine LOL!! And a shoebox???? I would need a huge huge box to keep all my must use up stuff in but maybe I should start small and just have a few bits and pieces always close to hand to use up. I do have a folder with all my patterned paper sorted by colour that I always go to first for cardmaking and the same with my scraps of Bazill - I always try to use a scrap first before cutting into a new sheet!!

    Karen x

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  46. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog Sandra - hope all is well with you and that Gotta craft is doing well also, much love - take care xxx

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